Meghan Trainor is known for the song “All About That Bass”, which quickly became one of her best-selling songs. It was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks. Then, the artist released “Title”, the debut EP, which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200.
What is Meghan Trainor’s net worth?
The Grammy-winning American musician, producer, and singer-songwriter, Meghan Trainor has a net worth of $14 million at the time this article is written. She became really famous in 2014 with her hit song “All About That Bass”.
Childhood and teenage years
Megan Trainor, on her full name Meghan Elisabeth Trainor, was born on December 2022, 1993 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She has two brothers, Justin and Ryan. Megan’s father was an organist, which helped Megan to start singing at the age of six at her family’s Methodist church. The artist had all of her family’s support in building a career in music. Using the digital software GarageBand, Megan started to write and record her own songs.
Trainor started to play music with the cover band Island Fusion when she was twelve years old. This band also included her younger brother Justin, aunt, and father. Her family relocated from Nantucket to North Eastham, Massachusetts when she was in middle school. There, Megan went to the Nauset Regional High School, where she studied trumpet and guitar and sang in a jazz band for three years.
Megan Trainor has written, produced, recorded, performed, and released independently her own music between the ages of fifteen and seventeen. In that period she released three albums, including “Meghan Trainor” in 2009, “I’ll Sing with You” in 2011, and “Only 17” in 2011. Also, in April 2020 Trainor released the song “Take Care of Our Soldiers”. All the profits from this song were donated to the Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops and the United Services Organizations (USO).
In 2009 and 2010 Meghan attended the Summer Performance Program at the Berklee College of Music.
In 2012 she signed a contract with the Nashville-based music publishing group Big Yellow Dog Music. She was referred to them by the former NRBQ member, Al Anderson as he was impressed by her songwriting skills.
She started her career with songwriting instead of being a recording artist because she didn’t have enough confidence that she will be successful. So, she moved from Nantucket to Nashville and wrote songs for artists such as Sabrina Carpenter, Hunter Hayes, and Rascal Flatts.
Meghan teamed up with producer Kevin Kadish in late 2013 and co-written the hit “All About That Bass”. All the record labels they offered the song to rejected them. But when Trainor performed the song for Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid, he signed her to the label almost on the spot. On June 30, 2014, the song “All About That Bass” was released and became an instant hit. It was certified diamond by RIAA after selling 11 million units worldwide. In total, this song reached No. 1 in an astounding 58 countries.
In September 2014 Meghan Trainor released her first EP called “Title” and in October 2014 released her second single “Lips Are Movin”, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Meghan Trainor embarked on her first headlining concert tour, “That Bass Tour”, in February 2015.
After the success she had with the popular song, the artist said that more doors have closed for her than they have opened. Moreover, she underwent a series of surgeries on her vocal cords, interventions that could have ended her career, during which she also began to have severe panic attacks.
She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, in February 2016. The same year, in May, she released her second major-studio album called “Thank You”, which was certified platinum.
In 2020 the artist released two other albums, “A Very Trainor Christmas” and “Treat Myself”.
Meghan Trainor admits that she owes her career to the movie “Selena” and to Jennifer Lopez.
Those who saw it recall that “Selena” was a biographical movie about the life of the most famous Tejano singer of the 90s, Selena Quintanilla, who died untimely after being attacked by the manager of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar.
Meghan Trainor confesses her admiration for Jennifer Lopez and even the fact that the artist gave her advice on the balance between work and personal life. “I’ve seen it so many times. Jennifer is the reason I wanted to do music. I asked her how can you have a friend or lover in this field. (…) And she answered me: “Choose them carefully.”
Meghan Trainor met her husband, the actor Daryl Sabara, at a house party in Los Angeles, in 2014. Though they started dating in July 2016 and on December 22, 2017, got engaged. One year later, on December 22, 2018, when Trainor celebrated her 25th birthday, they got engaged. The famous singer and her husband, actor Daryl Sabara, announced that they will be parents for the second time in early February 2023. The two have a little boy together.
The star also revealed she is working on a book about pregnancy, “Dear Future Mama”, which will be published in April 2023.
Was Meghan Trainor broke?
Meghan Trainor made headlines in February 2015 when she stated in a British newspaper that she was “underpaid” and living on handouts from her record label. Obviously, this news shocked fans as the hit “All About That Bass” had sold more than six million copies, and the song “Lips Are Movin” hit No.1 at that moment. The truth was that Meghan just hadn’t received her money yet. With a typical recording contract, an artist has to wait nine months since an album or song is released until receiving the payment. In Meghan’s situation, she most probably received a huge amount of money in April 2015.
As you will see in the following lines, she had enough money to purchase $7 million worth of real estate in Los Angeles within only one year.
Meghan and her husband paid almost $5 million for a house in Toluca Lake, California in 2016. Though, they sold the house In July 2021 for $5.5 million. Also, that year they purchased a house in Valley Village, California for $1.7 million.
Trainor and Daryl bought a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Encino, California in December 2020 for $6.6 million.
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